KAPCO (Kent Adhesive Products Co.) has appointed Suresh Murugesan senior chemist and new product development manager. He brings 15 years of extensive education and research experience with water-based, UV curable ink, binder, topcoat formulations and digital ink dispersions combined with polymeric materials for various novel applications to his position. Murugesan has extensively researched synthesis, characterization, modifications and improvements of polymers, lyotropic liquid crystalline behaviors of synthesized polyamides and Sol-gel synthesis of various inorganic particles in poly(dimethyl siloxane) networks (PDMS). Additionally he contributed to the patent of a novel chemical actuator design invented and fabricated for a wristwatch-type MEMS sensor device. Murugesan’s work specialized in the material selection, surface modification and characterization. The group’s findings were published and also nominated for best poster.